Sprayfoam Pro Newswire http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2018 1/23/2018 1:57:25 PM 20 REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRAYFOAM SHOW 2018 IS NOW OPEN! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477617&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />The only event in the world that will give you a complete one-stop-shop for everything SPF. There is something for industry veterans and new companies just getting into the business, insulation and roofing contractors, manufacturers and other building trades! Come to the show and let us help you find whatever you're looking for.</p> 12/14/2017 10:16:45 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477617&amp;issueID=51402 Congratulations to the Demilec/SFWW Sprayfoam Show 2018 Passes! We can&rsquo;t wait to see you in Mobile! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477620&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />Commencement Winner: Mark Gordos &ndash; Sprayer &ndash; TrueTeam/Gale Insulation Poll Winners: Justin Harding &ndash; Owner/Operator &ndash; Harding Insulation Matthew Banks &ndash; Owner &ndash; Matt&rsquo;s Insulation Ltd. Random Drawing Giveaway: Anthony Borromeo &ndash; Sprayer &ndash; USA Epoxy & Spray Foam Mike Spires &ndash; Owner/Operator &ndash; Spire&rsquo;s Insulation Ben Monsma &ndash; Manager &ndash; Louisville Spray Foam Insulation Gjergji Shimi &ndash; Owner/Operator &ndash; Everest Insulation Alex Wesson &ndash; Sprayer &ndash; Josh McCoy Spray Foam & Concrete Lifting </p> 12/14/2017 10:19:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477620&amp;issueID=51402 Honoring Daniel Lee Benedict http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477641&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />Dec 30, 1936- Dec 6, 2017 Daniel "Dan" Benedict former Executive Director of SPFA passed away the afternoon of December 6, 2017 at the age of 81. Dan&rsquo;s contributions to the SPF industry are many and can&rsquo;t be counted on one page. From 1990 to 2007 Dan worked selflessly for the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry helping to develop industry specifications and guidelines as Staff Director for the Literature Review Committee of PFCD (Polyurethane Foam Contractors Association) that later become the SPFA&rsquo;s Technical Committee. He coordinated and promulgated much of the research on the performance of SPF that helped to show the many benefits of spray foam applications. His steady leadership as Executive Director enabled our industry to become more accepted and mainstream in the roofing and insulation construction community. The greater respect for SPF applications combined with research and professional guidelines helped spur the massive growth of SPF applications in the years after his retirement. </p> 12/14/2017 10:54:16 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477641&amp;issueID=51402 Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Magazine is Here http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476628&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />The winter issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "Growing Your Insulation Business with the Right Management Software," which looks at how finding the right management software can make your business more effective and efficient. Read all of this and more in the winter Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476628&amp;issueID=51402 SPFA Membership News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476629&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />>> Welcome New SPFA Members >>2017-18 SPFA <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/SPFR/SPFR0017/index.php" target="blank">Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide</a> >>Member Benefits Green Leaf Insulation Inc &ndash; Mt. Prospect, IL Greenstamp Corporation &ndash; Waltham, MA Natural Polymers LLC &ndash; West Chicago, IL Stellrr Insulation & Spray Foam &ndash; Austin, TX Warwick Builders LLC t/a Warwick Roofing &ndash; Virginia Beach, VA </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476629&amp;issueID=51402 Industry News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476615&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />How Can Insulation Contribute to Home Repair Following a Hurricane? Three Steps to Meeting California's Latest Energy Standards Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market How to Winterize Your Pipes Spray Foam Insulation Market: Industry Players to Show High Growth Rate by 2024 Policy Makers Need To Believe In Competition In The Housing Market California targets spray polyurethane foam insulation Plastic Foam Insulation Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2017-2025 Stay Warm this Season with AICS Spray Foam Renting homes is overtaking the housing market. Here&rsquo;s why HOW DO I: Soundproof my walls? 7 winter prep steps from 'This Old House' star Tom Silva Insulate: over, under and around Why experts say the tax reform measure is bad news for the housing market Affordable Net-Zero Housing: Designed for the Budget Maxwell: Tips on insulating garage wall Spray Foam Market Forecast 2017 to 2023 Lapolla, Covestro, Demilec, Icynene West Side police station stands out for environmental features Ask an Architect: Consider updates to improve energy efficiency</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476615&amp;issueID=51402 North Florida Homeowners to Participate in a Sealed Attic Study http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buildings/atticstudy.htm <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />FSEC, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is conducting a study funded by the American Council Chemistry to learn about the performance of new homes with attics that have been sealed and insulated with spray foam insulation. What does participating involve? Participation involves scheduling a time during December 2017 or January 2018 for two FSEC staff members to visit your house to conduct airflow testing and place a sensor in your attic to measure temperature and moisture. The total visit should last less than three hours. FSEC staff will schedule a time with you to return and remove the sensors in July 2018. Why should I sign up? Collected data will inform researchers as to how conditions in sealed attics differ from conventional vented attics. You will also receive a $200 participation incentive. Contact Eric Martin at 321-638-1450 or e-mail martin@fsec.ucf.edu.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buildings/atticstudy.htm Carlisle Construction Materials Signs Agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Effective September 29, 2017 Carlisle Construction Materials, LCC (CCM) has signed an agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials (including all companies within Accella Performance Materials). We expect the purchase to be complete by the end of October. The attached press release provides additional details. Accella will operate as a separate and highly collaborative division within CCM.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Icynene To Acquire Lapolla Industries For $1.03 Per Share In All Cash Transaction https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. ("Icynene") and Lapolla Industries Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTCQX: LPAD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Icynene will acquire all the outstanding shares of Lapolla. The transaction is valued at approximately $160 million, including net debt.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html Arsenal Announces Sale of Accella Performance Materials to Carlisle Companies http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal"), a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Accella Performance Materials ("Accella"), a leading North American specialty polyurethane platform, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) ("Carlisle") for $670 million.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Open or Closed Cell Insulation http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The use of spray polyurethane foam in insulation applications continues to surge. As a high-performance material for the envelope, SPF provides superb energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling demands up to 40 percent, while delivering the notable energy savings over the life of the structure. Additionally, the spray-applied material is notable for its ability to enhance indoor comfort and air quality, maintaining uniform indoor temperatures and preventing a wide variety of air contaminants from entering the structure.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children. The chronic, often lifelong disease is not only serious, but can actually be life threatening to many. Those unfortunate to suffer with asthma can be affected daily by both natural and manmade triggers, which make breathing more difficult. Many of us assume that the majority of these triggers are encountered outdoors, but they are in fact often airborne and can (and do) infiltrate homes causing problematic and dangerous asthma attacks inside.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ SPFA and SFC Jointly Publish New Guidance Document for SPF and Termites http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />October 9, 2017 - Today the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the ACC-CPI Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) published their new guidance document entitled "Spray Foam Insulation and Termites". This document was developed by a collaborative effort through a termite task group within SPFA's Building Envelope Committee and the SFC's Research Workgroup. This document addresses questions pertaining to inspection for, and treatment of, potential termite infestations in buildings using SPF insulation. It provides basic information about termite identification, inspection and treatment methods as well as discusses the important of air-sealing and insulation of critical areas using SPF. It also presents code-compliant solutions to address these concerns. This document can be downloaded from the SPFA website at no cost, click the link below. </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips SPFA Exhibits and Speaks at SEC Expo and Policy Forum http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476624&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the premiere 501(c)6 professional trade association and voice of the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation and roofing industry, participated in the 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo. The event was held across three rooms in the US House Rayburn building in Washington DC, two dedicated exhibit rooms and one dedicated to a variety of panel sessions that took place throughout the day. It brought over 40 exhibitors together representing the leading voices in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and net-zero energy for a day of celebration of the principles, efforts, plans and dedication to the energy generation and use in our future-United States.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476624&amp;issueID=51402 SPFA Publishes New TechDoc SPFA-150 for Photovoltaic Systems and SPF Roofing Systems http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />A task group within the SPFA Roofing Committee has completed the development of a new SPFA TechDoc for installation of SPF Roofing with roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. This new document provides an introduction to PV technology, design considerations, service and maintenance, warranty questions, applicable codes and standards and an overview of mounting options. The self-flashing properties of SPF roofing systems, along with superior energy savings, make SPF an excellent choice as a roofing system for any type of roof-mounted PC system. Free copies of this new TechDoc are available <a href="http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150">here</a>. For questions or comments about this document, please contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director at <a href="mailto:rickduncan@sprayfoam.org">rickduncan@sprayfoam.org</a> or call 703-222-4269.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 ASHRAE Government Affairs Update https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&user_id=ASHRAE&message_id=14910452 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br /><b>U.S. Government Affairs</b> > ASHRAE Earns UN Environment Award for Dedication in Advancing Montreal Protocol > Disaster Relief Funding and Resiliency <b>GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities</b> > Indiana Re-adopts Statewide Energy Code</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&amp;user_id=ASHRAE&amp;message_id=14910452 State Net Capitol Journal http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476631&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br />Higher Cost Of Disasters Could Portend Cost Shift To States Major Disasters Plague Many States Supreme Court&rsquo;s Current Term Big One for States States Preparing for Legal Sports Betting State Pension Funds: The Good and the Ugly Pension Problems Worsen in Most States More Familiar Issues Likely to Draw State Lawmakers&rsquo; Attention in 2018 Most States Taking Action on Cybersecurity</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476631&amp;issueID=51402 Early Field Exam Registrants Will Be Entered into Drawing http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476633&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />PCP is pleased to announce that everyone who registers for the Free Field Exams by January 2, 2018 will be entered into a drawing. We will have three lucky winners &ndash; each receiving one of these prizes! Fusion AP Gun &ndash; donated by Graco 50 Foot Heated Hose &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment BOSS Spray Gun &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment SPFA PCP would like to thank Graco and Spray Foam Equipment for their generous donations which made this drawing possible! If you have any questions about this drawing or anything PCP related, please contact Kelly Marcavage -- kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476633&amp;issueID=51402 FIELD EXAM SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS NEEDED http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476636&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Join the ranks of these 2018 Field Exam Scholarship Sponsors. Their generous donations help offset the cost of field exams for SPF contractors seeking the SPF Master Installer Certification. Our goal is to make the Field Exams offered during the SPFA Convention FREE, but we can&rsquo;t do that without your support. We&rsquo;ve just begun reaching out for sponsors, and these companies have already committed their support for the Field Exams to be held during Sprayfoam 2018 in Mobile, AL. We hope to add you to this list soon! We need at least 10 more companies (14 total). CJ Spray Demilec General Coatings Graco Here is how you can help: 1) Become a sponsor by contacting SPFA (certdirector@sprayfoam.org) 2) Support the sponsors by giving them your business and/or referring other SPF professionals to them It is through their generosity that FREE (or reduced fee) Field Exams are available. Click here for the list of 2017 Field Exam Sponsors. PLEASE INSERT LINK HERE TO THE ATTACHED 2017 SPONSORS As a reminder, Field Exam Sponsors are recognized by SPFA in many different ways (see list below). The sooner you commit to being a sponsor, the quicker we can start recognizing your support! All you need to do is give us the go ahead that you want to become a sponsor again, send us your logo and at a minimum, we&rsquo;ll do what we&rsquo;ve done in the past which includes: 1) Your logo prominently displayed on Field Exam Flyer. You must REPLY BY October 16, 2017 in order to have your logo printed on 2018 flyer! 2) Your logo on SFPA website (www.sprayfoam.org/certification ) 3) Recognition in the SPFA Magazine 4) Signage strategically placed throughout the Sprayfoam 2018 Convention recognizing Field Exam sponsors 5) Recognition during PCP Update to all conference attendees prior to the keynote on day 2 of conference 6) Table top, easel backed sign which reads "Proud Sponsor of the Sprayfoam 2018 SPFA PCP Field Exams" 7) NEW in 2018!! Field Exam Sponsor logo which can be used in your ads, on your website or wherever appropriate within your business marketing model For more details, contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA Certification Director at certdir@sprayfoam.org or call 571-748-5003. </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476636&amp;issueID=51402 MARK YOUR CALENDARS http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476639&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Field Exam Schedule for Spray Foam 2018 has been announced! </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476639&amp;issueID=51402 Track CEUs with Newly Designed PCP Form http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required for RECERTIFICATION in the PCP when you&rsquo;ve completed your 7th year as a certified individual in the SPFA Certification Program. The individuals who were certified first will need to recertify by December 31, 2019. Although that is far off with plenty of time to meet the CEU requirements, we encourage you to download and save this attached form and fill it in with courses you&rsquo;ve taken since you entered the program. If you&rsquo;ve attended one of the SPFA Foam-It-Right webinar series, be sure to list them. If you missed a webinar, you can listen to a recording of it (and still get CEU credit!). Go to the SPFA Member page on our website to access the webinars. If you aren&rsquo;t a member, but you are enrolled in the PCP, you can also attend these webinars and access recordings, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for details. For those who have attended SPFA convention since you&rsquo;ve become certified, you can access a list of all the breakout sessions from previous conventions to help you remember the ones you attended. We have registration records indicating that you&rsquo;ve attended the convention; however, this process is self-reporting so you&rsquo;ll need to complete the form and submit when you&rsquo;ve met the required number of CEU. In addition to these SPFA opportunities for CEUs, there are many other ways to earn them. See the attached CEU Declaration Form (F-222-130) for more details. It is easy to download form, fill in what you&rsquo;ve done so far and just update it as you earn other CEUs. When you&rsquo;ve met your requirement, please submit! </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf Certification Committees Approve Changes to Improve the PCP http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476642&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The committees comprising the SPFA PCP are working to continually improve the certification program. Just an hour before this print deadline, the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Committee unanimously approved the recommendations of the Certification Scheme Committee (CSC), which would streamline the certification process and removing redundancy of requirements.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476642&amp;issueID=51402 PCP Forms Now Easier to Locate http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The PCP Forms have always been available in the Certification Handbooks and in Zip Files linked from the certification pages, but in our quest to continually improve the SPFA PCP, we now have the forms listed, in numerical order, with a quick link readily available on the Certification Homepage. Simply click bellow, scroll down and you&rsquo;ll see the list. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage &ndash; <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification WANTED: Input on the SPFA Certification Process http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476646&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven&rsquo;t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification. A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We&rsquo;d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level! We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476646&amp;issueID=51402 Hazard Communications Update Required for Employers http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476647&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard. </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476647&amp;issueID=51402 New OSHA Fact Sheet Explains Requirements to Protect Residential Construction Workers From Confined Space Hazards https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br />OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency&rsquo;s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard&rsquo;s provisions and their application to residential construction work.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf Lapolla Industries Reports Record Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Financial highlights from Second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016: net income increased by 29.4 percent, exceeding $2.15 million, spray foam sales increased 33.2 percent and overall sales increased by 30.7 percent, exceeding $26.25 million in revenue and gross profit increased by 12.4 percent to $6.87 million.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings Accella Polyurethane Systems Expands Position In Roofing Markets And Forms Dedicated Roofing Commercial Team http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") renews their focus on Polyurethane Spray Foam and Roof Coating Systems; focusing on low slope and flat roof commercial coatings for new and restoration construction. </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf SPF Equipment Company Launches New Store http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />SprayWorks Equipment Group has launched a new online store, complete with a fully responsive website to help with consistency between different devices and a fully searchable mobile view. In addition to the new store, SprayWorks is also offering special discounts to celebrate.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf Honeywell Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Hit a Foam Run" Promotion http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Honeywell announced that Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wisconsin, is the Grand Prize winner of the "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Gladson wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Professional Baseball Game of Stars in Miami, July 2017 ($7,000 estimated value). </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf Firestone Building Products Acquires Gaco Western http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation. </p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf Tenex Invests in SES Foam https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Tenex Capital Management is pleased to announce it has completed an investment transaction in SES Foam LLC of Houston, TX, effective on September 9, 2016.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# Events http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476658&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Events </em></strong><br />See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476658&amp;issueID=51402 Business Trends http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476659&issueID=51402 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51402>December 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Business Trends</em></strong><br />Why Bother with Financial Forecasts The Pros and Cons of Owning A Retail Franchise Six Ways to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season Tax Results for Giving Up on Company Property Business Equipment Financing & Leasing: 7 Key Tips to Know 7 Marketing Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You Lifelong Learning Ensures Success for Small Business Mentors What Can Go Wrong As A Franchise Owner 14 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Business Credit Profile Why Hire Veterans? Should You Be Looking At New Franchise Opportunities? What Makes a New Business Forecast Realistic? How to Protect Your Small Business from a Negative SEO Attack Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning How to Use Your Store Window Display to Attract Holiday Shoppers 5 Things to Know about Year-End Bonuses Small Business Owners Share Challenges of Hiring Employees and Gig Workers</p> 12/8/2017 1:32:27 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=476659&amp;issueID=51402 The Sprayfoam 2018 Show is Coming http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474436&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />With the busy convention and trade show season of the spring, it&rsquo;s never too early to start planning your attendance at the Sprayfoam Show &ndash; SPFA&rsquo;s Annual Convention and Expo! SPFA will be hosting the show for a growing and engaged number of attendees at the downtown Mobile, Alabama Convention Center, January 29 &ndash; February 1, 2018.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474436&amp;issueID=51401 SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Program Submissions are Now Open! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474438&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />On January 31, 2018, SPFA will sponsor the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the 2018 Sprayfoam Convention & Expo. There will be awards in several categories for projects that demonstrate excellence in our industry. A panel of industry experts will adjudicate the selection process through a blind judging process. Judges will not know to whom each of the entries belong, therefore the judging will be solely based on the merit of the project according to awards guidelines.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474438&amp;issueID=51401 Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Magazine is Here! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474451&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />The summer issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "West Roofing Systems Rehabs an Abandoned Steel Mill," which looks at West Roofing Systems, Inc.'s SPFA Award-winning rehabilitation and expansion of the Ferrolux Gibraltar Facility. Read all of this and more in the summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Verdical Group's 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474451&amp;issueID=51401 SPFA Membership News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474452&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />>> Welcome New SPFA Members >>2017-18 SPFA <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/SPFR/SPFR0017/index.php" target="blank">Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide</a> >>Member Benefits</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474452&amp;issueID=51401 Industry News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474439&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />How Can Insulation Contribute to Home Repair Following a Hurricane? Three Steps to Meeting California's Latest Energy Standards Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market How to Winterize Your Pipes Spray Foam Insulation Market: Industry Players to Show High Growth Rate by 2024 Policy Makers Need To Believe In Competition In The Housing Market California targets spray polyurethane foam insulation Plastic Foam Insulation Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2017-2025 Stay Warm this Season with AICS Spray Foam Renting homes is overtaking the housing market. Here&rsquo;s why HOW DO I: Soundproof my walls? 7 winter prep steps from 'This Old House' star Tom Silva Insulate: over, under and around Why experts say the tax reform measure is bad news for the housing market Affordable Net-Zero Housing: Designed for the Budget</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474439&amp;issueID=51401 North Florida Homeowners to Participate in a Sealed Attic Study http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buildings/atticstudy.htm <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />FSEC, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is conducting a study funded by the American Council Chemistry to learn about the performance of new homes with attics that have been sealed and insulated with spray foam insulation. What does participating involve? Participation involves scheduling a time during December 2017 or January 2018 for two FSEC staff members to visit your house to conduct airflow testing and place a sensor in your attic to measure temperature and moisture. The total visit should last less than three hours. FSEC staff will schedule a time with you to return and remove the sensors in July 2018. Why should I sign up? Collected data will inform researchers as to how conditions in sealed attics differ from conventional vented attics. You will also receive a $200 participation incentive. Contact Eric Martin at 321-638-1450 or e-mail martin@fsec.ucf.edu.</p> 11/30/2017 9:04:33 AM http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buildings/atticstudy.htm Carlisle Construction Materials Signs Agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Effective September 29, 2017 Carlisle Construction Materials, LCC (CCM) has signed an agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials (including all companies within Accella Performance Materials). We expect the purchase to be complete by the end of October. The attached press release provides additional details. Accella will operate as a separate and highly collaborative division within CCM.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Icynene To Acquire Lapolla Industries For $1.03 Per Share In All Cash Transaction https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. ("Icynene") and Lapolla Industries Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTCQX: LPAD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Icynene will acquire all the outstanding shares of Lapolla. The transaction is valued at approximately $160 million, including net debt.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html Arsenal Announces Sale of Accella Performance Materials to Carlisle Companies http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal"), a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Accella Performance Materials ("Accella"), a leading North American specialty polyurethane platform, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) ("Carlisle") for $670 million.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Open or Closed Cell Insulation http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The use of spray polyurethane foam in insulation applications continues to surge. As a high-performance material for the envelope, SPF provides superb energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling demands up to 40 percent, while delivering the notable energy savings over the life of the structure. Additionally, the spray-applied material is notable for its ability to enhance indoor comfort and air quality, maintaining uniform indoor temperatures and preventing a wide variety of air contaminants from entering the structure.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children. The chronic, often lifelong disease is not only serious, but can actually be life threatening to many. Those unfortunate to suffer with asthma can be affected daily by both natural and manmade triggers, which make breathing more difficult. Many of us assume that the majority of these triggers are encountered outdoors, but they are in fact often airborne and can (and do) infiltrate homes causing problematic and dangerous asthma attacks inside.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ SPFA and SFC Jointly Publish New Guidance Document for SPF and Termites http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />October 9, 2017 - Today the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the ACC-CPI Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) published their new guidance document entitled "Spray Foam Insulation and Termites". This document was developed by a collaborative effort through a termite task group within SPFA's Building Envelope Committee and the SFC's Research Workgroup. This document addresses questions pertaining to inspection for, and treatment of, potential termite infestations in buildings using SPF insulation. It provides basic information about termite identification, inspection and treatment methods as well as discusses the important of air-sealing and insulation of critical areas using SPF. It also presents code-compliant solutions to address these concerns. This document can be downloaded from the SPFA website at no cost, click the link below. </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips SPFA Exhibits and Speaks at SEC Expo and Policy Forum http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474447&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the premiere 501(c)6 professional trade association and voice of the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation and roofing industry, participated in the 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo. The event was held across three rooms in the US House Rayburn building in Washington DC, two dedicated exhibit rooms and one dedicated to a variety of panel sessions that took place throughout the day. It brought over 40 exhibitors together representing the leading voices in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and net-zero energy for a day of celebration of the principles, efforts, plans and dedication to the energy generation and use in our future-United States.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474447&amp;issueID=51401 SPFA Publishes New TechDoc SPFA-150 for Photovoltaic Systems and SPF Roofing Systems http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />A task group within the SPFA Roofing Committee has completed the development of a new SPFA TechDoc for installation of SPF Roofing with roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. This new document provides an introduction to PV technology, design considerations, service and maintenance, warranty questions, applicable codes and standards and an overview of mounting options. The self-flashing properties of SPF roofing systems, along with superior energy savings, make SPF an excellent choice as a roofing system for any type of roof-mounted PC system. Free copies of this new TechDoc are available <a href="http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150">here</a>. For questions or comments about this document, please contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director at <a href="mailto:rickduncan@sprayfoam.org">rickduncan@sprayfoam.org</a> or call 703-222-4269.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 ASHRAE Government Affairs Update https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&user_id=ASHRAE&message_id=14910452 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br /><b>U.S. Government Affairs</b> > U.S. Congress Passes Budget Resolution, Paving the Way for Tax Reform > U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Buildings <b>GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities</b> > New York State Extends Emergency Rule for Lead Testing in School Drinking Water</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&amp;user_id=ASHRAE&amp;message_id=14910452 State Net Capitol Journal http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474454&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br />Higher Cost Of Disasters Could Portend Cost Shift To States Major Disasters Plague Many States Supreme Court&rsquo;s Current Term Big One for States States Preparing for Legal Sports Betting State Pension Funds: The Good and the Ugly Pension Problems Worsen in Most States</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474454&amp;issueID=51401 Early Field Exam Registrants Will Be Entered into Drawing http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474455&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />PCP is pleased to announce that everyone who registers for the Free Field Exams by January 2, 2018 will be entered into a drawing. We will have three lucky winners &ndash; each receiving one of these prizes! Fusion AP Gun &ndash; donated by Graco 50 Foot Heated Hose &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment BOSS Spray Gun &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment SPFA PCP would like to thank Graco and Spray Foam Equipment for their generous donations which made this drawing possible! If you have any questions about this drawing or anything PCP related, please contact Kelly Marcavage -- kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474455&amp;issueID=51401 A Halloween Treat for PCP Field Exam Participants FREE Field Exams in Mobile, AL During Sprayfoam 2018 http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474456&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474456&amp;issueID=51401 FIELD EXAM SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS NEEDED http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474458&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Join the ranks of these 2018 Field Exam Scholarship Sponsors. Their generous donations help offset the cost of field exams for SPF contractors seeking the SPF Master Installer Certification. Our goal is to make the Field Exams offered during the SPFA Convention FREE, but we can&rsquo;t do that without your support. We&rsquo;ve just begun reaching out for sponsors, and these companies have already committed their support for the Field Exams to be held during Sprayfoam 2018 in Mobile, AL. We hope to add you to this list soon! We need at least 10 more companies (14 total). CJ Spray Demilec General Coatings Graco Here is how you can help: 1) Become a sponsor by contacting SPFA (certdirector@sprayfoam.org) 2) Support the sponsors by giving them your business and/or referring other SPF professionals to them It is through their generosity that FREE (or reduced fee) Field Exams are available. Click here for the list of 2017 Field Exam Sponsors. PLEASE INSERT LINK HERE TO THE ATTACHED 2017 SPONSORS As a reminder, Field Exam Sponsors are recognized by SPFA in many different ways (see list below). The sooner you commit to being a sponsor, the quicker we can start recognizing your support! All you need to do is give us the go ahead that you want to become a sponsor again, send us your logo and at a minimum, we&rsquo;ll do what we&rsquo;ve done in the past which includes: 1) Your logo prominently displayed on Field Exam Flyer. You must REPLY BY October 16, 2017 in order to have your logo printed on 2018 flyer! 2) Your logo on SFPA website (www.sprayfoam.org/certification ) 3) Recognition in the SPFA Magazine 4) Signage strategically placed throughout the Sprayfoam 2018 Convention recognizing Field Exam sponsors 5) Recognition during PCP Update to all conference attendees prior to the keynote on day 2 of conference 6) Table top, easel backed sign which reads "Proud Sponsor of the Sprayfoam 2018 SPFA PCP Field Exams" 7) NEW in 2018!! Field Exam Sponsor logo which can be used in your ads, on your website or wherever appropriate within your business marketing model For more details, contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA Certification Director at certdir@sprayfoam.org or call 571-748-5003. </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474458&amp;issueID=51401 MARK YOUR CALENDARS http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474461&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Field Exam Schedule for Spray Foam 2018 has been announced! </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474461&amp;issueID=51401 Track CEUs with Newly Designed PCP Form http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required for RECERTIFICATION in the PCP when you&rsquo;ve completed your 7th year as a certified individual in the SPFA Certification Program. The individuals who were certified first will need to recertify by December 31, 2019. Although that is far off with plenty of time to meet the CEU requirements, we encourage you to download and save this attached form and fill it in with courses you&rsquo;ve taken since you entered the program. If you&rsquo;ve attended one of the SPFA Foam-It-Right webinar series, be sure to list them. If you missed a webinar, you can listen to a recording of it (and still get CEU credit!). Go to the SPFA Member page on our website to access the webinars. If you aren&rsquo;t a member, but you are enrolled in the PCP, you can also attend these webinars and access recordings, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for details. For those who have attended SPFA convention since you&rsquo;ve become certified, you can access a list of all the breakout sessions from previous conventions to help you remember the ones you attended. We have registration records indicating that you&rsquo;ve attended the convention; however, this process is self-reporting so you&rsquo;ll need to complete the form and submit when you&rsquo;ve met the required number of CEU. In addition to these SPFA opportunities for CEUs, there are many other ways to earn them. See the attached CEU Declaration Form (F-222-130) for more details. It is easy to download form, fill in what you&rsquo;ve done so far and just update it as you earn other CEUs. When you&rsquo;ve met your requirement, please submit! </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf Certification Committees Approve Changes to Improve the PCP http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474464&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The committees comprising the SPFA PCP are working to continually improve the certification program. Just an hour before this print deadline, the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Committee unanimously approved the recommendations of the Certification Scheme Committee (CSC), which would streamline the certification process and removing redundancy of requirements.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474464&amp;issueID=51401 SPFA PCP Company Accreditation and Individual Certifications Must be Completed and Current to be Highlighted in the upcoming SPFA Membership Directory and Buyer&rsquo;s Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474465&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474465&amp;issueID=51401 PCP Forms Now Easier to Locate http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The PCP Forms have always been available in the Certification Handbooks and in Zip Files linked from the certification pages, but in our quest to continually improve the SPFA PCP, we now have the forms listed, in numerical order, with a quick link readily available on the Certification Homepage. Simply click bellow, scroll down and you&rsquo;ll see the list. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage &ndash; <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification WANTED: Input on the SPFA Certification Process http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474468&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven&rsquo;t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification. A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We&rsquo;d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level! We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474468&amp;issueID=51401 Hazard Communications Update Required for Employers http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474469&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard. </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474469&amp;issueID=51401 New OSHA Fact Sheet Explains Requirements to Protect Residential Construction Workers From Confined Space Hazards https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br />OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency&rsquo;s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard&rsquo;s provisions and their application to residential construction work.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf RICOWI Published Best Practice Roofing Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474471&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474471&amp;issueID=51401 Lapolla Industries Reports Record Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Financial highlights from Second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016: net income increased by 29.4 percent, exceeding $2.15 million, spray foam sales increased 33.2 percent and overall sales increased by 30.7 percent, exceeding $26.25 million in revenue and gross profit increased by 12.4 percent to $6.87 million.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings Accella Polyurethane Systems Expands Position In Roofing Markets And Forms Dedicated Roofing Commercial Team http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") renews their focus on Polyurethane Spray Foam and Roof Coating Systems; focusing on low slope and flat roof commercial coatings for new and restoration construction. </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf SPF Equipment Company Launches New Store http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />SprayWorks Equipment Group has launched a new online store, complete with a fully responsive website to help with consistency between different devices and a fully searchable mobile view. In addition to the new store, SprayWorks is also offering special discounts to celebrate.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf Honeywell Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Hit a Foam Run" Promotion http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Honeywell announced that Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wisconsin, is the Grand Prize winner of the "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Gladson wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Professional Baseball Game of Stars in Miami, July 2017 ($7,000 estimated value). </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf Firestone Building Products Acquires Gaco Western http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation. </p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf Tenex Invests in SES Foam https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Tenex Capital Management is pleased to announce it has completed an investment transaction in SES Foam LLC of Houston, TX, effective on September 9, 2016.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# Events http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474480&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Events </em></strong><br />See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474480&amp;issueID=51401 Business Trends http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474481&issueID=51401 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51401>November 30, 2017</a> -- <em>Business Trends</em></strong><br />Why Bother with Financial Forecasts The Pros and Cons of Owning A Retail Franchise Six Ways to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season Tax Results for Giving Up on Company Property Business Equipment Financing & Leasing: 7 Key Tips to Know 7 Marketing Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You Lifelong Learning Ensures Success for Small Business Mentors What Can Go Wrong As A Franchise Owner 14 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Business Credit Profile Why Hire Veterans? Should You Be Looking At New Franchise Opportunities? What Makes a New Business Forecast Realistic? How to Protect Your Small Business from a Negative SEO Attack Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning</p> 11/27/2017 9:37:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=474481&amp;issueID=51401 Honoring Wesley Childress | Nov. 16, 1948 - Oct. 31, 2017 http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/OBIT__Wesley_D._Childress_1x6__11.8.17.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />The Sprayfoam Industry mourns the loss of a true pioneer. Wes Childress joined Texas Urethanes in 1967 and has worked tirelessly on behalf of the industry for the past fifty years. Wes was always available to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with friends and strangers alike. Over the last few years Wes has been an integral part of the Accella family. His knowledge of practical field applications, chemistry and equipment was second to none. Please join his wife Jackie, his family , the Accella team, and so many, many friends in mourning the loss of this kind and generous man. Please click the link below to read his obituary. </p> 11/14/2017 2:12:13 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/OBIT__Wesley_D._Childress_1x6__11.8.17.pdf The Sprayfoam 2018 Show is Coming http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471942&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />With the busy convention and trade show season of the spring, it&rsquo;s never too early to start planning your attendance at the Sprayfoam Show &ndash; SPFA&rsquo;s Annual Convention and Expo! SPFA will be hosting the show for a growing and engaged number of attendees at the downtown Mobile, Alabama Convention Center, January 29 &ndash; February 1, 2018.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471942&amp;issueID=51400 SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Program Submissions are Now Open! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471944&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />On January 31, 2018, SPFA will sponsor the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the 2018 Sprayfoam Convention & Expo. There will be awards in several categories for projects that demonstrate excellence in our industry. A panel of industry experts will adjudicate the selection process through a blind judging process. Judges will not know to whom each of the entries belong, therefore the judging will be solely based on the merit of the project according to awards guidelines.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471944&amp;issueID=51400 Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Magazine is Here! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471957&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />The summer issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "West Roofing Systems Rehabs an Abandoned Steel Mill," which looks at West Roofing Systems, Inc.'s SPFA Award-winning rehabilitation and expansion of the Ferrolux Gibraltar Facility. Read all of this and more in the summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Verdical Group's 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471957&amp;issueID=51400 SPFA Membership News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471958&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />>> Welcome New SPFA Members >>2017-18 SPFA <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/SPFR/SPFR0017/index.php" target="blank">Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide</a> >>Member Benefits</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471958&amp;issueID=51400 Industry News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471945&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />How Can Insulation Contribute to Home Repair Following a Hurricane? Three Steps to Meeting California's Latest Energy Standards Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market How to Winterize Your Pipes Spray Foam Insulation Market: Industry Players to Show High Growth Rate by 2024 Policy Makers Need To Believe In Competition In The Housing Market California targets spray polyurethane foam insulation Plastic Foam Insulation Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2017-2025 Stay Warm this Season with AICS Spray Foam Renting homes is overtaking the housing market. Here&rsquo;s why HOW DO I: Soundproof my walls?</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471945&amp;issueID=51400 Carlisle Construction Materials Signs Agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Effective September 29, 2017 Carlisle Construction Materials, LCC (CCM) has signed an agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials (including all companies within Accella Performance Materials). We expect the purchase to be complete by the end of October. The attached press release provides additional details. Accella will operate as a separate and highly collaborative division within CCM.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Icynene To Acquire Lapolla Industries For $1.03 Per Share In All Cash Transaction https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. ("Icynene") and Lapolla Industries Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTCQX: LPAD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Icynene will acquire all the outstanding shares of Lapolla. The transaction is valued at approximately $160 million, including net debt.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html Arsenal Announces Sale of Accella Performance Materials to Carlisle Companies http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal"), a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Accella Performance Materials ("Accella"), a leading North American specialty polyurethane platform, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) ("Carlisle") for $670 million.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Open or Closed Cell Insulation http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The use of spray polyurethane foam in insulation applications continues to surge. As a high-performance material for the envelope, SPF provides superb energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling demands up to 40 percent, while delivering the notable energy savings over the life of the structure. Additionally, the spray-applied material is notable for its ability to enhance indoor comfort and air quality, maintaining uniform indoor temperatures and preventing a wide variety of air contaminants from entering the structure.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children. The chronic, often lifelong disease is not only serious, but can actually be life threatening to many. Those unfortunate to suffer with asthma can be affected daily by both natural and manmade triggers, which make breathing more difficult. Many of us assume that the majority of these triggers are encountered outdoors, but they are in fact often airborne and can (and do) infiltrate homes causing problematic and dangerous asthma attacks inside.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ SPFA and SFC Jointly Publish New Guidance Document for SPF and Termites http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />October 9, 2017 - Today the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the ACC-CPI Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) published their new guidance document entitled "Spray Foam Insulation and Termites". This document was developed by a collaborative effort through a termite task group within SPFA's Building Envelope Committee and the SFC's Research Workgroup. This document addresses questions pertaining to inspection for, and treatment of, potential termite infestations in buildings using SPF insulation. It provides basic information about termite identification, inspection and treatment methods as well as discusses the important of air-sealing and insulation of critical areas using SPF. It also presents code-compliant solutions to address these concerns. This document can be downloaded from the SPFA website at no cost, click the link below. </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips SPFA Exhibits and Speaks at SEC Expo and Policy Forum http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471953&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the premiere 501(c)6 professional trade association and voice of the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation and roofing industry, participated in the 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo. The event was held across three rooms in the US House Rayburn building in Washington DC, two dedicated exhibit rooms and one dedicated to a variety of panel sessions that took place throughout the day. It brought over 40 exhibitors together representing the leading voices in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and net-zero energy for a day of celebration of the principles, efforts, plans and dedication to the energy generation and use in our future-United States.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471953&amp;issueID=51400 SPFA Publishes New TechDoc SPFA-150 for Photovoltaic Systems and SPF Roofing Systems http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />A task group within the SPFA Roofing Committee has completed the development of a new SPFA TechDoc for installation of SPF Roofing with roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. This new document provides an introduction to PV technology, design considerations, service and maintenance, warranty questions, applicable codes and standards and an overview of mounting options. The self-flashing properties of SPF roofing systems, along with superior energy savings, make SPF an excellent choice as a roofing system for any type of roof-mounted PC system. Free copies of this new TechDoc are available <a href="http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150">here</a>. For questions or comments about this document, please contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director at <a href="mailto:rickduncan@sprayfoam.org">rickduncan@sprayfoam.org</a> or call 703-222-4269.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 ASHRAE Government Affairs Update https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&user_id=ASHRAE&message_id=14850418 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br /><b>U.S. Government Affairs</b> > World Standards Week > U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s Solar Decathlon <b>GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities</b> > New Benchmarking Policy Stakeholder Engagement Guides for State and Local Governments</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&amp;user_id=ASHRAE&amp;message_id=14850418 State Net Capitol Journal http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471960&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br />Higher Cost Of Disasters Could Portend Cost Shift To States Major Disasters Plague Many States Supreme Court&rsquo;s Current Term Big One for States States Preparing for Legal Sports Betting</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471960&amp;issueID=51400 Early Field Exam Registrants Will Be Entered into Drawing http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472107&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />PCP is pleased to announce that everyone who registers for the Free Field Exams by January 2, 2018 will be entered into a drawing. We will have three lucky winners &ndash; each receiving one of these prizes! Fusion AP Gun &ndash; donated by Graco 50 Foot Heated Hose &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment BOSS Spray Gun &ndash; donated by Spray Foam Equipment SPFA PCP would like to thank Graco and Spray Foam Equipment for their generous donations which made this drawing possible! If you have any questions about this drawing or anything PCP related, please contact Kelly Marcavage -- kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org </p> 11/14/2017 2:55:06 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472107&amp;issueID=51400 A Halloween Treat for PCP Field Exam Participants FREE Field Exams in Mobile, AL During Sprayfoam 2018 http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471961&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471961&amp;issueID=51400 FIELD EXAM SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS NEEDED http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471963&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Join the ranks of these 2018 Field Exam Scholarship Sponsors. Their generous donations help offset the cost of field exams for SPF contractors seeking the SPF Master Installer Certification. Our goal is to make the Field Exams offered during the SPFA Convention FREE, but we can&rsquo;t do that without your support. We&rsquo;ve just begun reaching out for sponsors, and these companies have already committed their support for the Field Exams to be held during Sprayfoam 2018 in Mobile, AL. We hope to add you to this list soon! We need at least 10 more companies (14 total). CJ Spray Demilec General Coatings Graco Here is how you can help: 1) Become a sponsor by contacting SPFA (certdirector@sprayfoam.org) 2) Support the sponsors by giving them your business and/or referring other SPF professionals to them It is through their generosity that FREE (or reduced fee) Field Exams are available. Click here for the list of 2017 Field Exam Sponsors. PLEASE INSERT LINK HERE TO THE ATTACHED 2017 SPONSORS As a reminder, Field Exam Sponsors are recognized by SPFA in many different ways (see list below). The sooner you commit to being a sponsor, the quicker we can start recognizing your support! All you need to do is give us the go ahead that you want to become a sponsor again, send us your logo and at a minimum, we&rsquo;ll do what we&rsquo;ve done in the past which includes: 1) Your logo prominently displayed on Field Exam Flyer. You must REPLY BY October 16, 2017 in order to have your logo printed on 2018 flyer! 2) Your logo on SFPA website (www.sprayfoam.org/certification ) 3) Recognition in the SPFA Magazine 4) Signage strategically placed throughout the Sprayfoam 2018 Convention recognizing Field Exam sponsors 5) Recognition during PCP Update to all conference attendees prior to the keynote on day 2 of conference 6) Table top, easel backed sign which reads "Proud Sponsor of the Sprayfoam 2018 SPFA PCP Field Exams" 7) NEW in 2018!! Field Exam Sponsor logo which can be used in your ads, on your website or wherever appropriate within your business marketing model For more details, contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA Certification Director at certdir@sprayfoam.org or call 571-748-5003. </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471963&amp;issueID=51400 MARK YOUR CALENDARS http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471966&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Field Exam Schedule for Spray Foam 2018 has been announced! </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471966&amp;issueID=51400 Track CEUs with Newly Designed PCP Form http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required for RECERTIFICATION in the PCP when you&rsquo;ve completed your 7th year as a certified individual in the SPFA Certification Program. The individuals who were certified first will need to recertify by December 31, 2019. Although that is far off with plenty of time to meet the CEU requirements, we encourage you to download and save this attached form and fill it in with courses you&rsquo;ve taken since you entered the program. If you&rsquo;ve attended one of the SPFA Foam-It-Right webinar series, be sure to list them. If you missed a webinar, you can listen to a recording of it (and still get CEU credit!). Go to the SPFA Member page on our website to access the webinars. If you aren&rsquo;t a member, but you are enrolled in the PCP, you can also attend these webinars and access recordings, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for details. For those who have attended SPFA convention since you&rsquo;ve become certified, you can access a list of all the breakout sessions from previous conventions to help you remember the ones you attended. We have registration records indicating that you&rsquo;ve attended the convention; however, this process is self-reporting so you&rsquo;ll need to complete the form and submit when you&rsquo;ve met the required number of CEU. In addition to these SPFA opportunities for CEUs, there are many other ways to earn them. See the attached CEU Declaration Form (F-222-130) for more details. It is easy to download form, fill in what you&rsquo;ve done so far and just update it as you earn other CEUs. When you&rsquo;ve met your requirement, please submit! </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf Certification Committees Approve Changes to Improve the PCP http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471969&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The committees comprising the SPFA PCP are working to continually improve the certification program. Just an hour before this print deadline, the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Committee unanimously approved the recommendations of the Certification Scheme Committee (CSC), which would streamline the certification process and removing redundancy of requirements.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471969&amp;issueID=51400 SPFA PCP Company Accreditation and Individual Certifications Must be Completed and Current to be Highlighted in the upcoming SPFA Membership Directory and Buyer&rsquo;s Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471970&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471970&amp;issueID=51400 PCP Forms Now Easier to Locate http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The PCP Forms have always been available in the Certification Handbooks and in Zip Files linked from the certification pages, but in our quest to continually improve the SPFA PCP, we now have the forms listed, in numerical order, with a quick link readily available on the Certification Homepage. Simply click bellow, scroll down and you&rsquo;ll see the list. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage &ndash; <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification WANTED: Input on the SPFA Certification Process http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471973&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven&rsquo;t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification. A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We&rsquo;d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level! We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471973&amp;issueID=51400 Hazard Communications Update Required for Employers http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471974&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard. </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471974&amp;issueID=51400 New OSHA Fact Sheet Explains Requirements to Protect Residential Construction Workers From Confined Space Hazards https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br />OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency&rsquo;s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard&rsquo;s provisions and their application to residential construction work.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf RICOWI Published Best Practice Roofing Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471976&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br /> </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471976&amp;issueID=51400 Lapolla Industries Reports Record Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Financial highlights from Second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016: net income increased by 29.4 percent, exceeding $2.15 million, spray foam sales increased 33.2 percent and overall sales increased by 30.7 percent, exceeding $26.25 million in revenue and gross profit increased by 12.4 percent to $6.87 million.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings Accella Polyurethane Systems Expands Position In Roofing Markets And Forms Dedicated Roofing Commercial Team http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") renews their focus on Polyurethane Spray Foam and Roof Coating Systems; focusing on low slope and flat roof commercial coatings for new and restoration construction. </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf SPF Equipment Company Launches New Store http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />SprayWorks Equipment Group has launched a new online store, complete with a fully responsive website to help with consistency between different devices and a fully searchable mobile view. In addition to the new store, SprayWorks is also offering special discounts to celebrate.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf Honeywell Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Hit a Foam Run" Promotion http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Honeywell announced that Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wisconsin, is the Grand Prize winner of the "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Gladson wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Professional Baseball Game of Stars in Miami, July 2017 ($7,000 estimated value). </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf Firestone Building Products Acquires Gaco Western http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation. </p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf Tenex Invests in SES Foam https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Tenex Capital Management is pleased to announce it has completed an investment transaction in SES Foam LLC of Houston, TX, effective on September 9, 2016.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# Events http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471985&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Events </em></strong><br />See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471985&amp;issueID=51400 Business Trends http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471986&issueID=51400 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51400>November 14, 2017</a> -- <em>Business Trends</em></strong><br />Why Bother with Financial Forecasts The Pros and Cons of Owning A Retail Franchise Six Ways to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season Tax Results for Giving Up on Company Property Business Equipment Financing & Leasing: 7 Key Tips to Know 7 Marketing Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You Lifelong Learning Ensures Success for Small Business Mentors What Can Go Wrong As A Franchise Owner 14 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Business Credit Profile Why Hire Veterans? Should You Be Looking At New Franchise Opportunities?</p> 11/14/2017 11:36:29 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=471986&amp;issueID=51400 The Sprayfoam 2018 Show is Coming http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469148&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />With the busy convention and trade show season of the spring, it&rsquo;s never too early to start planning your attendance at the Sprayfoam Show &ndash; SPFA&rsquo;s Annual Convention and Expo! SPFA will be hosting the show for a growing and engaged number of attendees at the downtown Mobile, Alabama Convention Center, January 29 &ndash; February 1, 2018.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469148&amp;issueID=51399 SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Program Submissions are Now Open! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469150&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />On January 31, 2018, SPFA will sponsor the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the 2018 Sprayfoam Convention & Expo. There will be awards in several categories for projects that demonstrate excellence in our industry. A panel of industry experts will adjudicate the selection process through a blind judging process. Judges will not know to whom each of the entries belong, therefore the judging will be solely based on the merit of the project according to awards guidelines.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469150&amp;issueID=51399 Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Magazine is Here! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469164&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />The summer issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "West Roofing Systems Rehabs an Abandoned Steel Mill," which looks at West Roofing Systems, Inc.'s SPFA Award-winning rehabilitation and expansion of the Ferrolux Gibraltar Facility. Read all of this and more in the summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Verdical Group's 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469164&amp;issueID=51399 SPFA Membership News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469165&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />>> Welcome New SPFA Members >>2017-18 SPFA <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/SPFR/SPFR0017/index.php" target="blank">Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide</a> >>Member Benefits</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469165&amp;issueID=51399 Industry News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469152&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />How Can Insulation Contribute to Home Repair Following a Hurricane? Three Steps to Meeting California's Latest Energy Standards Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market How to Winterize Your Pipes Spray Foam Insulation Market: Industry Players to Show High Growth Rate by 2024 Policy Makers Need To Believe In Competition In The Housing Market California targets spray polyurethane foam insulation </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469152&amp;issueID=51399 Carlisle Construction Materials Signs Agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Effective September 29, 2017 Carlisle Construction Materials, LCC (CCM) has signed an agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials (including all companies within Accella Performance Materials). We expect the purchase to be complete by the end of October. The attached press release provides additional details. Accella will operate as a separate and highly collaborative division within CCM.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Icynene To Acquire Lapolla Industries For $1.03 Per Share In All Cash Transaction https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. ("Icynene") and Lapolla Industries Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTCQX: LPAD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Icynene will acquire all the outstanding shares of Lapolla. The transaction is valued at approximately $160 million, including net debt.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html Arsenal Announces Sale of Accella Performance Materials to Carlisle Companies http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal"), a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Accella Performance Materials ("Accella"), a leading North American specialty polyurethane platform, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) ("Carlisle") for $670 million.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Open or Closed Cell Insulation http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The use of spray polyurethane foam in insulation applications continues to surge. As a high-performance material for the envelope, SPF provides superb energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling demands up to 40 percent, while delivering the notable energy savings over the life of the structure. Additionally, the spray-applied material is notable for its ability to enhance indoor comfort and air quality, maintaining uniform indoor temperatures and preventing a wide variety of air contaminants from entering the structure.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.wconline.com/articles/90951-open-or-closed-cell-insulation Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children. The chronic, often lifelong disease is not only serious, but can actually be life threatening to many. Those unfortunate to suffer with asthma can be affected daily by both natural and manmade triggers, which make breathing more difficult. Many of us assume that the majority of these triggers are encountered outdoors, but they are in fact often airborne and can (and do) infiltrate homes causing problematic and dangerous asthma attacks inside.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM https://www.proudgreenhome.com/articles/wellness-and-asthma-prevention-in-the-home/ SPFA and SFC Jointly Publish New Guidance Document for SPF and Termites http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />October 9, 2017 - Today the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the ACC-CPI Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) published their new guidance document entitled "Spray Foam Insulation and Termites". This document was developed by a collaborative effort through a termite task group within SPFA's Building Envelope Committee and the SFC's Research Workgroup. This document addresses questions pertaining to inspection for, and treatment of, potential termite infestations in buildings using SPF insulation. It provides basic information about termite identification, inspection and treatment methods as well as discusses the important of air-sealing and insulation of critical areas using SPF. It also presents code-compliant solutions to address these concerns. This document can be downloaded from the SPFA website at no cost, click the link below. </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips SPFA Exhibits and Speaks at SEC Expo and Policy Forum http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469160&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the premiere 501(c)6 professional trade association and voice of the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation and roofing industry, participated in the 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo. The event was held across three rooms in the US House Rayburn building in Washington DC, two dedicated exhibit rooms and one dedicated to a variety of panel sessions that took place throughout the day. It brought over 40 exhibitors together representing the leading voices in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and net-zero energy for a day of celebration of the principles, efforts, plans and dedication to the energy generation and use in our future-United States.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469160&amp;issueID=51399 SPFA Publishes New TechDoc SPFA-150 for Photovoltaic Systems and SPF Roofing Systems http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA News and Announcements</em></strong><br />A task group within the SPFA Roofing Committee has completed the development of a new SPFA TechDoc for installation of SPF Roofing with roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. This new document provides an introduction to PV technology, design considerations, service and maintenance, warranty questions, applicable codes and standards and an overview of mounting options. The self-flashing properties of SPF roofing systems, along with superior energy savings, make SPF an excellent choice as a roofing system for any type of roof-mounted PC system. Free copies of this new TechDoc are available <a href="http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150">here</a>. For questions or comments about this document, please contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director at <a href="mailto:rickduncan@sprayfoam.org">rickduncan@sprayfoam.org</a> or call 703-222-4269.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/spfa-publishes-new-techdoc-spfa-150 ASHRAE Government Affairs Update https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&user_id=ASHRAE&message_id=14850418 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br /><b>U.S. Government Affairs</b> > ASHRAE Participates in U.S. State Department Meeting on Standards Development and Refrigerants > U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s Solar Decathlon <b>GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities</b> > State Planning for VW Settlement</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&amp;user_id=ASHRAE&amp;message_id=14850418 State Net Capitol Journal http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469167&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Federal/State Government News</em></strong><br />Higher Cost Of Disasters Could Portend Cost Shift To States Major Disasters Plague Many States</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469167&amp;issueID=51399 A Halloween Treat for PCP Field Exam Participants FREE Field Exams in Mobile, AL During Sprayfoam 2018 http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469522&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 10/31/2017 1:28:44 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469522&amp;issueID=51399 FIELD EXAM SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS NEEDED http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469169&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Join the ranks of these 2018 Field Exam Scholarship Sponsors. Their generous donations help offset the cost of field exams for SPF contractors seeking the SPF Master Installer Certification. Our goal is to make the Field Exams offered during the SPFA Convention FREE, but we can&rsquo;t do that without your support. We&rsquo;ve just begun reaching out for sponsors, and these companies have already committed their support for the Field Exams to be held during Sprayfoam 2018 in Mobile, AL. We hope to add you to this list soon! We need at least 10 more companies (14 total). CJ Spray Demilec General Coatings Graco Here is how you can help: 1) Become a sponsor by contacting SPFA (certdirector@sprayfoam.org) 2) Support the sponsors by giving them your business and/or referring other SPF professionals to them It is through their generosity that FREE (or reduced fee) Field Exams are available. Click here for the list of 2017 Field Exam Sponsors. PLEASE INSERT LINK HERE TO THE ATTACHED 2017 SPONSORS As a reminder, Field Exam Sponsors are recognized by SPFA in many different ways (see list below). The sooner you commit to being a sponsor, the quicker we can start recognizing your support! All you need to do is give us the go ahead that you want to become a sponsor again, send us your logo and at a minimum, we&rsquo;ll do what we&rsquo;ve done in the past which includes: 1) Your logo prominently displayed on Field Exam Flyer. You must REPLY BY October 16, 2017 in order to have your logo printed on 2018 flyer! 2) Your logo on SFPA website (www.sprayfoam.org/certification ) 3) Recognition in the SPFA Magazine 4) Signage strategically placed throughout the Sprayfoam 2018 Convention recognizing Field Exam sponsors 5) Recognition during PCP Update to all conference attendees prior to the keynote on day 2 of conference 6) Table top, easel backed sign which reads "Proud Sponsor of the Sprayfoam 2018 SPFA PCP Field Exams" 7) NEW in 2018!! Field Exam Sponsor logo which can be used in your ads, on your website or wherever appropriate within your business marketing model For more details, contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA Certification Director at certdir@sprayfoam.org or call 571-748-5003. </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469169&amp;issueID=51399 MARK YOUR CALENDARS http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469172&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Field Exam Schedule for Spray Foam 2018 has been announced! </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469172&amp;issueID=51399 Track CEUs with Newly Designed PCP Form http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required for RECERTIFICATION in the PCP when you&rsquo;ve completed your 7th year as a certified individual in the SPFA Certification Program. The individuals who were certified first will need to recertify by December 31, 2019. Although that is far off with plenty of time to meet the CEU requirements, we encourage you to download and save this attached form and fill it in with courses you&rsquo;ve taken since you entered the program. If you&rsquo;ve attended one of the SPFA Foam-It-Right webinar series, be sure to list them. If you missed a webinar, you can listen to a recording of it (and still get CEU credit!). Go to the SPFA Member page on our website to access the webinars. If you aren&rsquo;t a member, but you are enrolled in the PCP, you can also attend these webinars and access recordings, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for details. For those who have attended SPFA convention since you&rsquo;ve become certified, you can access a list of all the breakout sessions from previous conventions to help you remember the ones you attended. We have registration records indicating that you&rsquo;ve attended the convention; however, this process is self-reporting so you&rsquo;ll need to complete the form and submit when you&rsquo;ve met the required number of CEU. In addition to these SPFA opportunities for CEUs, there are many other ways to earn them. See the attached CEU Declaration Form (F-222-130) for more details. It is easy to download form, fill in what you&rsquo;ve done so far and just update it as you earn other CEUs. When you&rsquo;ve met your requirement, please submit! </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFCEUForm.pdf Certification Committees Approve Changes to Improve the PCP http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469175&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The committees comprising the SPFA PCP are working to continually improve the certification program. Just an hour before this print deadline, the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Committee unanimously approved the recommendations of the Certification Scheme Committee (CSC), which would streamline the certification process and removing redundancy of requirements.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469175&amp;issueID=51399 SPFA PCP Company Accreditation and Individual Certifications Must be Completed and Current to be Highlighted in the upcoming SPFA Membership Directory and Buyer&rsquo;s Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469176&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br /> </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469176&amp;issueID=51399 PCP Forms Now Easier to Locate http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />The PCP Forms have always been available in the Certification Handbooks and in Zip Files linked from the certification pages, but in our quest to continually improve the SPFA PCP, we now have the forms listed, in numerical order, with a quick link readily available on the Certification Homepage. Simply click bellow, scroll down and you&rsquo;ll see the list. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage &ndash; <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.sprayfoam.org/certification WANTED: Input on the SPFA Certification Process http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469179&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven&rsquo;t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification. A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We&rsquo;d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level! We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at <a href="mailto:kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org">kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org</a></p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469179&amp;issueID=51399 Hazard Communications Update Required for Employers http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469180&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Training & Certification</em></strong><br />In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard. </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469180&amp;issueID=51399 New OSHA Fact Sheet Explains Requirements to Protect Residential Construction Workers From Confined Space Hazards https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br />OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency&rsquo;s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard&rsquo;s provisions and their application to residential construction work.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf RICOWI Published Best Practice Roofing Guide http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469182&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Health & Safety</em></strong><br /> </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469182&amp;issueID=51399 Lapolla Industries Reports Record Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Financial highlights from Second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016: net income increased by 29.4 percent, exceeding $2.15 million, spray foam sales increased 33.2 percent and overall sales increased by 30.7 percent, exceeding $26.25 million in revenue and gross profit increased by 12.4 percent to $6.87 million.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170731006290/en/Lapolla-Industries-Reports-Record-Quarter-2017-Earnings Accella Polyurethane Systems Expands Position In Roofing Markets And Forms Dedicated Roofing Commercial Team http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") renews their focus on Polyurethane Spray Foam and Roof Coating Systems; focusing on low slope and flat roof commercial coatings for new and restoration construction. </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Expands_Positon_In_Roofing_Markets_And_Forms_Dedicated_Commercial_Team.pdf SPF Equipment Company Launches New Store http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />SprayWorks Equipment Group has launched a new online store, complete with a fully responsive website to help with consistency between different devices and a fully searchable mobile view. In addition to the new store, SprayWorks is also offering special discounts to celebrate.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PressRelease-NewOnlineStore.pdf Honeywell Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Hit a Foam Run" Promotion http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Honeywell announced that Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wisconsin, is the Grand Prize winner of the "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Gladson wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Professional Baseball Game of Stars in Miami, July 2017 ($7,000 estimated value). </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Honeywell_ANNOUNCES_GRAND_PRIZE_WINNER_of.pdf Firestone Building Products Acquires Gaco Western http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation. </p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/FIRESTONE-BUILDING-PRODUCTS-ACQUIRES-GACO-WESTERN-Press-Release-03.30.17.pdf Tenex Invests in SES Foam https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Member News & Services</em></strong><br />Tenex Capital Management is pleased to announce it has completed an investment transaction in SES Foam LLC of Houston, TX, effective on September 9, 2016.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/tenex-invests-in-ses-foam/# Events http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469191&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Events </em></strong><br />See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469191&amp;issueID=51399 Business Trends http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469192&issueID=51399 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51399>October 31, 2017</a> -- <em>Business Trends</em></strong><br />Why Bother with Financial Forecasts The Pros and Cons of Owning A Retail Franchise Six Ways to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season Tax Results for Giving Up on Company Property Business Equipment Financing & Leasing: 7 Key Tips to Know 7 Marketing Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You Lifelong Learning Ensures Success for Small Business Mentors What Can Go Wrong As A Franchise Owner 14 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning</p> 10/30/2017 1:06:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=469192&amp;issueID=51399 The Sprayfoam 2018 Show is Coming http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467101&issueID=51398 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />With the busy convention and trade show season of the spring, it&rsquo;s never too early to start planning your attendance at the Sprayfoam Show &ndash; SPFA&rsquo;s Annual Convention and Expo! SPFA will be hosting the show for a growing and engaged number of attendees at the downtown Mobile, Alabama Convention Center, January 29 &ndash; February 1, 2018.</p> 10/16/2017 3:00:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467101&amp;issueID=51398 SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Program Submissions are Now Open! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467103&issueID=51398 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine</em></strong><br />On January 31, 2018, SPFA will sponsor the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the 2018 Sprayfoam Convention & Expo. There will be awards in several categories for projects that demonstrate excellence in our industry. A panel of industry experts will adjudicate the selection process through a blind judging process. Judges will not know to whom each of the entries belong, therefore the judging will be solely based on the merit of the project according to awards guidelines.</p> 10/16/2017 3:00:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467103&amp;issueID=51398 Fall Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Magazine is Here! http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467112&issueID=51398 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />The summer issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "West Roofing Systems Rehabs an Abandoned Steel Mill," which looks at West Roofing Systems, Inc.'s SPFA Award-winning rehabilitation and expansion of the Ferrolux Gibraltar Facility. Read all of this and more in the summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional Verdical Group's 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste</p> 10/16/2017 3:00:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467112&amp;issueID=51398 SPFA Membership News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467113&issueID=51398 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>SPFA Membership</em></strong><br />>> Welcome New SPFA Members >>2017-18 SPFA <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/SPFR/SPFR0017/index.php" target="blank">Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide</a> >>Member Benefits</p> 10/16/2017 3:00:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467113&amp;issueID=51398 Industry News http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467104&issueID=51398 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />After the Hurricanes, Building Zero-Energy Homes to Survive Extreme Storms Carlisle Companies to Acquire Accella Performance Materials ACC Announces Working Alliance with OSHA Mortgage rates, applications stall as housing market stumbles How can insulation contribute to home repair following a hurricane? THREE STEPS TO MEETING CALIFORNIA'S LATEST ENERGY STANDARDS Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market</p> 10/16/2017 3:00:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=467104&amp;issueID=51398 Carlisle Construction Materials Signs Agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Effective September 29, 2017 Carlisle Construction Materials, LCC (CCM) has signed an agreement to purchase Accella Performance Materials (including all companies within Accella Performance Materials). We expect the purchase to be complete by the end of October. The attached press release provides additional details. Accella will operate as a separate and highly collaborative division within CCM.</p> 10/17/2017 8:54:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Accella_Announcement_to_Valued_Customers_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF Icynene To Acquire Lapolla Industries For $1.03 Per Share In All Cash Transaction https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. ("Icynene") and Lapolla Industries Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTCQX: LPAD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Icynene will acquire all the outstanding shares of Lapolla. The transaction is valued at approximately $160 million, including net debt.</p> 10/17/2017 8:52:01 AM https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/icynene-to-acquire-lapolla-industries-for-103-per-share-in-all-cash-transaction-300531657.html Arsenal Announces Sale of Accella Performance Materials to Carlisle Companies http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=51398>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em>Industry News and Announcements</em></strong><br />Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal"), a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Accella Performance Materials ("Accella"), a leading North American specialty polyurethane platform, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) ("Carlisle") for $670 million.</p> 10/17/2017 8:56:04 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Arsenal_Sells_Accella_Press_Release_10-02-17_FINAL.PDF